He’s come a long way since being discovered on the now defunct social media app Vine.
On Friday night, 21-year-old Shawn Mendes from Pickering played his first stadium show to more than 50,000 fans at a sold-out Rogers Centre.
— Lindsay Dunn (@LindsayDunnTV) September 7, 2019
Shawn Mendes-mania was at an all-time high with fans lining up for hours to try and get limited edition merchandise from his line of clothes at select Roots Canada stores, to his face being plastered on Tim Horton’s Cups.
The Juno-Award winner had fans in the palm of his hands as he opened the show with his number one song “Lost in Japan” and then went into back-to-back hits playing “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” “Nervous” and “Stitches.”
For people who doubt his star-power he had the entire arena singing every word to his songs and at times the sounds of the screams were deafening.
“We just love him so much,” screamed Isabelle Rosintelli who flew all the way from Italy with her friends for the show. “We are missing school for this but he just is so good, his music is just so good and he is so kind, he is the best!”